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Responsible Sourcing of Minerals

Responsible mineral procurement policy

The problem of minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold, and cobalt, which may become a source of funding for organizations involved in human rights violation, such as forced labor, child labor, and illegal employment of foreign workers, as well as poor working conditions, environmental destruction, and corruption in conflict zones and high-risk areas, has been raised as a serious social issue.
Rubycon Group’s basic policy is not to procure minerals related to conflict or human rights violations according to the “Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict and High Risk Areas” issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
To fulfill social responsibility in the procurement activities of the Rubycon Group, we will promote responsible mineral procurement throughout the whole supply chain.
We also take part in the survey briefing sessions held by JEITA’s “Responsible Minerals Procurement Study Group”, collect the latest information, actively use the common survey implementation manual and guidance, and conduct educational activities on responsible minerals procurement in accordance with the Rubycon Code of Conduct and CSR procurement system.
We will also ask related suppliers to supply information on smelters and refiners through the supply chain, and aim to procure from smelters and refiners without any problems.